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Valentin M Gelikonov, Grigory V Gelikonov, Natalia D Gladkova, Vladimir I Leonov, Felix I Feldchtein, Alexander M Sergeev, Yakov I Khanin: Optical fiber interferometer with PZT scanning of interferometer arm optical length. Optical Coherence Technologies, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, February 2, 1999: US05867268 (144 worldwide citation)

The invention is related to technical physics, in particular to devices for investigating the internal structure of objects and can be used in medicine for diagnostics of human organs and systems, in particular for optical coherence tomography and in technical diagnostics, for example technological ...


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Danial J Tierney, P Guy Howard: Hand-mounted bar code reader. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, T M Freiburger, Paul Davis, August 23, 1988: US04766299 (144 worldwide citation)

A hand worn laser bar code reader scanner device is of compact design and adapted to be worn comfortably on the back of the hand of the user. A switch associated with the laser is attached to a hand strap such that the bar code reader is switched on and off by deliberate flexure of muscles in the us ...


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Joseph F Rando, Jeffrey M Novak: Scanner with coupon validation. Spectra Physics, Thomas M Freiburger, July 7, 1992: US05128520 (133 worldwide citation)

A point of sale (POS) bar code scanner such as in common use in retail stores includes provision for reading bar coded redemption coupons (or other bar coded documents redeemable for value) in a manner secure from a human operator. Integration of functions between the POS scanner and the coupon read ...


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Randall Donald Sexton: Optical tunnel high-speed camera system. Company Physics International, August 24, 1971: US3601480 (130 worldwide citation)

A high-speed framing camera is disclosed. The camera includes an optical tunnel of rectangular cross section for forming an extended array of virtual images of an event to be recorded. An objective lens system of limited aperture projects a cone of image-forming rays onto a face of a rotating mirror ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Image reader with multi-focus lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, September 29, 1998: US05814803 (128 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Takayuki Taguchi, Shigeru Fujioka, Koichi Machida, Tadao Yamaguchi, Hajime Nakano: Biological fluid analyzing device. Nihon Medi Physics, Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, October 28, 1997: US05681529 (126 worldwide citation)

The biological fluid analyzing device for analyzing biological fluid by measuring optical characteristics of a sample has a sample receiving port 1 and a pump connection port 5. Between the sample receiving port 1 and the pump connection port 5, the analyzing device has either a combination of at le ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Method and apparatus for reading images without need for self-generated illumination source. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, March 28, 2000: US06042012 (122 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Craig D Cherry, Robert J Actis: Omnidirectional scanning method and apparatus. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, August 29, 1995: US05446271 (121 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading encoded symbols such as bar code labels at any orientation to a raster scanning device. A pattern of virtual scan lines is selected over the two-dimensional imaging region according to the specifications of the images to be read. The pattern is generated by definin ...


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Joseph F Rando: Multiple window scanner and method for multiple focal distance reading. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, February 9, 1999: US05869827 (118 worldwide citation)

A multiple window data reading device and method for reading symbols such as bar codes through each window, data reading being focused to different focal distances in the scan volume with sensors provided to control focal distance setting from each of the windows.


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Multi-focus optical reader with masked or apodized lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, June 13, 2000: US06073851 (110 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...